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Hi my new Antara is arriving on Wednesday. Hope I like it better than my last car (Mini Countryman - most uncomfortable car in the world).
 

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Hi Heidi, Welcome, Im sure you will like it. Best way to enjoy the Antara is to treat it for what it is, a SUV 4x4, no point really comparing it to your make believe Mini !!( Yes I had a propper Mini Cooper lol )
 

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Welcome to the forum Heidi.

Good luck for Wednesday I'm sure you will love it.

Remember to post pictures and give us your opinion of it.Edited by: Grumps
 

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Heidi said:
Hi my new Antara is arriving on Wednesday. Hope I like it better than my last car (Mini Countryman - most uncomfortable car in the world).

Heidi Hi !



Sorry, that was pretty poor even by my standards



Firstly welcome to the forum and secondly, to endorse what the other guys have said, roll on Wednesday as I am sure that you'll love your new Antara.
 

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Heidi said:
Hi my new Antara is arriving on Wednesday. Hope I like it better than my last car (Mini Countryman - most uncomfortable car in the world).

Afternoon Heidi, what is it about your Mini Countryman that makes it so uncomfortable ?
 

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Hi de hi Heidi,Welcome to the forum. As has been said a few million times elsewhere, you will not be disappointed when you get your Anty. Had mine since 18 Dec. last year and it has been apleasure all the way with just over 2000 miles on the clock. Happy motoring.
 

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Hi Heidi ho hope you like your car i am still waiting mine issupposed to come on the 10th May 2013 i have been waiting since forever18th December 2012 i drive aChevrolet Captivia lt so i figure you will love the Antara as i do with the Captivia just the wrong color as it is Black and i wanted white which i am getting with the Antara.All the best
Wilma
 

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Well did you like driving it ?? I forgot to ask is it automatic
Enjoy your car
Wilma
 

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Hope you enjoy your new car is it automatic?. You will have a good drive if its like the captivia lovely car to drive short or long journeys, can not Waite for my antara, then I will take it out a lovely long drive down the M8 or M 74 and M6 down south
 

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Well my Antara finally arrived. Sadly I've had a fair bit of trouble starting on the forecourt of the garage. The gear linkage had popped off so I couldn't select a gear. A mechanic fixed it and promised me it wouldn't happen again, saying this sometimes happens during transport from the factory!. I accepted the handover and merrily drove on my way. 300 hundred miles later and the same has happened today. The dealer advised me to phone Vauxhall Assist, however after my husband insisting they sort it as they had sold me a faulty car, they arranged for the AA to come and look at it. The AA man took one look under the bonnet and said the problem was a twisted gear cable which would never stay on. He has written out a report for me to insist the Dealer replaces the cable. Lets see what they say in the morning. Quite a sad start to my Antara ownership. Apart from me losing all confidence in the car, I do love the way it looks, drives and comfort!
 

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Heidi said:
Well my Antara finally arrived. Sadly I've had a fair bit of trouble starting on the forecourt of the garage. The gear linkage had popped off so I couldn't select a gear. A mechanic fixed it and promised me it wouldn't happen again, saying this sometimes happens during transport from the factory!. I accepted the handover and merrily drove on my way. 300 hundred miles later and the same has happened today. The dealer advised me to phone Vauxhall Assist, however after my husband insisting they sort it as they had sold me a faulty car, they arranged for the AA to come and look at it. The AA man took one look under the bonnet and said the problem was a twisted gear cable which would never stay on. He has written out a report for me to insist the Dealer replaces the cable. Lets see what they say in the morning. Quite a sad start to my Antara ownership. Apart from me losing all confidence in the car, I do love the way it looks, drives and comfort!

Hi Heidi and firstly congratulations on collecting your new car but I would imagine that that is where your excitement ended.


To be honest and I am talking as a layperson and not a mechanic, I just don't accept that the linkage "pops" out in transit when the AA man described the problem as a twisted gear cable. I can only imagine that the cable could be twisted when it was put on and not by any forces of nature.


I don't know what the situation is with the family transport situation but you do have an option to "reject" the car on the basis that it was sold to you faulty. Although this option may mean being car-less while Vauxhall order you another Antara, it may in the long run be better because you can start afresh and have more confidence in a new car. You also have the option of rejecting the faulty Antara and just cancelling your order all together.


In any event, I am sure that the AA man has sorted the problem (that should never have existed in the first place) and as they say, time is a great healer and you can win back confidence in your Antara. It is nice to read that while it was going the Antara afforded you the comfort and drive that you liked and that has to be a big factor in any decision.


//John
 

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we done that with a Renaultcoupe the brakes failed, and iwentstraitthrough a cross roads and a car just missed me, i was pregnant with our daughter at the time when i was driving it, we had lost faith in the car after that, had a legal battle with Renault , who then checked the car to find out that the car had lost brake fluid and they did not know how that happened, My husband and i done ademonstrationoutside Renault livingstone and Edinburgh with big boards and even got the local news papersinvolved< The Sun, Record and the West Lothian Courier, that was in 1997 i think the car was bran new as well, We even went down tothereheadquartersand sat outside with big boards they soon asked us in to speak with them, after that i had to come home as the stress was to much for me and i had my daughter at 30 weeks.So Heidi do not let them walk all over you tell them whats what they have sold you a faulty prduct
 

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Either insist they fix the car at your convenience and reimburse you for the upset and stress as well as the in-convince, and insist they give you a replacement car until it is repaired or insist they take back the car as it is not fit for purpose, as they have sold you a unsafe product witch is faulty, the ball is in your court.Edited by: wilma08
 

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Well the gear linkage has finally been replaced but sadly they damaged my beautiful car whilst doing it and now it has to go in for them to repair that! I do love my Antara though. Just a quick question, I purchased the Antara mats for my car (which has taken the dealer a month to get for me!) and they don't fit! Firstly, they are too wide and so fold up the sides of the car and secondly there is no hole on the passenger mat to accommodate the button on the floor (there is on the driver's mat). Anyone else had any problems with mats?
 
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